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Codnor Bonfire Night celebrations draw crowd of thousands

Codnor’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations were a crackling success enjoyed by thousands of residents.

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POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

POLL: Should the smacking of children be banned?

With the Scottish Government confirming this week that the smacking of children is to be banned in the country, a debate is now underway as to whether the rest of the UK should follow suit.

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MP Pauline Latham at WWF's Westminster event A River Runs Through It.

MP backs wildlife charity campaign on river health

Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has added her support to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) campaign to improve the health of rivers in England and Wales.

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Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley council crush Daily Mail bin snooping story

Amber Valley Borough Council has sought to set the record straight after a national newspaper accused them of ‘snooping’ in residents’ bins.

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Derbyshire County Council needs to save 85million by 2022.

Derbyshire County Council 'needs to cut extra £5m after Tory spending'

Derbyshire County Council must cut an extra £5million because of Tory spending over the last three months, it has been claimed.
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Ryan Smith with his electric taxi

Derbyshire to the rescue after electric taxi sparks engine row

Bright sparks in Bolsover have stepped in to help when a neighbouring council said no to an electric taxi - because it doesn’t have a traditional engine.

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Derbyshire County Council's Matlock headquarters.

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive claims about Derbyshire County Council fiercely denied

Derbyshire County Council's Tory leader has strongly denied claims the authority is 'operating illegally', in 'chaos' and facing 'disaster'.

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Ian Stephenson.

Derbyshire County Council's chief exec leaves job after it is AXED

Derbyshire County Council's chief executive has left his post - after the cash-strapped authority agreed to cut its management team.

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Change is on the agenda at County Hall in a management restructure.

Opposition criticise council move to axe chief executive

Derbyshire County Council is to scrap the role of chief executive in a management shake-up which has been criticised by the Labour group.

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Eric Chapman, former mayor and councillor for Langley Mill, pictured in his year of office with wife Connie.

Amber Valley mourns former mayor who rose from the mines

Amber Valley civic leaders and residents have been paying tributes to a former mayor of the borough following his death.

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Tax credit claims must be renewed with HMRC by July 31.

Deadline looms to renew tax credit claims with HMRC

With just days until the July 31 tax credit renewal deadline HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging the 5,900 claimants in Amber Valley to renew – or risk having their payments stopped.

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Town hall to commemorate historic visit by suffragette

Town hall to commemorate historic visit by suffragette

Heanor and Loscoe Town Council is to install a plaque at Heanor Town Hall commemorating a historic visit by leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

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The leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Berry Lewis.

Derbyshire plans to spend extra cash on roads and public transport under proposed new budget

An extra £6m to improve roads and a £3m boost to public transport are among changes being proposed in a revised budget that Derbyshire County Council is considering.

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Britain's Got Talent magician Luca Gallone in Ripley was filming on the streets of Ripley.

Magician tipped as ‘next Dynamo’ films advert in Ripley

A television magician dubbed ‘the next Dynamo’ dazzled shoppers in Ripley last week as he filmed an adver for a regional housing provider.

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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Three Derbyshire constituencies changed hands in last week's general election.

ELECTION 2017: Young and older voters were a potent combination

Three out of 11 constituencies changed hands across Derbyshire last week.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

POLL: Would you like to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he can 'still be Prime Minister' - amid calls for a second General Election.
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Prime Minister Theresa May.

MAY POLL: Should the Prime Minister stand down?

After failing to deliver a Conservative majority in Thursday's General Election, Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign.
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East Midlands Chamber : 2015 East Midlands International Trade Expo & Conference (E-ITEC) : Photograph by �Lionel Heap 07977 597674.

General Election 2017: Business chief slams ‘yet more uncertainty’ from hung parliament

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire business leaders says the outcome of the General Election means ‘yet more uncertainty’ for the country.

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What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

What is a hung parliament? What happens next? Who will be PM? - Everything you need to know

Britain has a hung parliament, after Labour’s surge in the polls made it impossible for any party to reach the 326 MPs required to achieve an absolute majority in the House of Commons.

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